Tight budgets make restoration work tough in Vietnam: Southeast Asian Archaeology mentioned.This feature from V...

Tight budgets make restoration work tough in Vietnam: Southeast Asian Archaeology mentioned.This feature from V...

In recent years, many localities have restored historical and cultural relics. However, many architectural and cultural works of the ancestors have been destroyed without mercy, because of the so-called restoration. … Around 50 km west of Hanoi is Va temple, the most sacred place of Thanh Tan Vien Son mountain. The temple is located in a pristine forest, with about 420 ancient ironwood trees of 1,000 years old. The temple is surrounded by a 3m tall wall of laterite, making the temple a serious and intensive closed site. However, this ancient wall was destroyed to make way for vehicles carrying construction materials for the restoration and embellishment. Earlier, in 2009, this temple was rebuilt.

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